Date posted: May 16, 2012
Gotta Getta Gimmick’s Chorus|Line|Cabaret 4
A Musical Theatre Party – Featuring Jule Styne
Monday, May 21, 2012 – Belfry Studio – 8pm
From the folks who brought you the Fringe Mob, Studio Gimmick and more than 8 years at Butchart, GGG is back with the fourth installment of the Chorus/Line Cabaret series – exploring the vast and varied work of musical theatre. The Chorus/Line/Cabaret is a night celebrating Musical Theatre with the folks who love it, hosted by the legendary Janis Dunning. Featuring more than 20 Singers, our Resident Singing Drag Queen Gouda Gabor and a mean overhead projector for the sing-alongs. All musical theatre, only musical theatre.
Act 1 – Chorus/Line/Jule Styne- Selected music and scenes from musicals by composer Jule Styne by Gimmick’s Chorus/Line Company. With a songbook of more than 1500 songs, including a plethora of hits by great singers such as Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Ethel Merman, Jule Styne comes from the golden age of Broadway composers, and his musicals are iconic: Gypsy, Peter Pan, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Funny Girl to name a few. There is plenty to choose from and we’re not doing them all, but sit back and let us entertain you. Hosted by the legendary Janis Dunning.
Act 2 – The Cabaret – A smattering of songs – there is only one rule: All Musical Theatre, Only Musical Theatre. Singers jump up and belt out tunes, anything can happen. The bar is open and the lights are dimmed. Bring your sheet music and get up and sing – accompaniment provided. If you’re shy join in a chorus or two in the sing-alongs. Play games, win prizes, and witness the phenomenon that is Diva-Tag. No Holds Barred – Any Musical Theatre song is fair game. Drinks are cheap. Bring your ID.
When: Monday May 21 – Doors & Bar at 7:00pm – Singing at 8pm
Where: The Studio & Lobby of the Belfry- 1291 Gladstone Ave at Fernwood.
How much: $15, through the Belfry Box Office – 250-385-6815 or online here.
Who: Gotta Getta Gimmick’s Chorus/Line Company. Come and check out our smorgasbord of local talent including – but not limited to: Clayton Baraniuk, Fran Bitonti, Taylor Christiansen, Sarah Carlé, Doug Crockett, Cam Culham, Janis Dunning, Michael Delamont, Dale Friesen, Ian Ferguson, Gouda Gabor, Richard Gautier, Kelly Hudson, Heather Jarvie, Brad L’Écuyer, Jim Leard, Gina McIntosh, Sarah Ann Murphy, Brodie Nicholls, Kelley O’Conner, Kat Palmer, Carol Pudwell, Mark Riishede, Erin Ronningen, Stephanie Sartore, Jess Amy Shead, Ben Sutherland, Karolein Swaak, Kirstin Van Ritzen and more!
Music Direction by Brad L’Écuyer, Assisted by Steph Sartore, Coaching by Michael Shamata.
Supported by the Belfry Theatre and the Province of BC
A bit about Jule Styne:
With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy and Funny Girl to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of musical theatre. He developed his feel for popular music working with the jazz bands of 1920s Chicago, and as vocal coach to such 1930s Hollywood stars as Shirley Temple and Alice Faye. Teaming with lyricist Sammy Cahn in the 1940s, he created a string of Hit Parade leaders including the Oscar-winning “Three Coins In The Fountain.” In addition to Sammy Cahn, Styne’s collaborators include Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y. Harburg, and their combined efforts have produced such showstoppers as “The Party’s Over,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “People” and “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” Jule Styne was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972, the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and became a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1990. On the occasion of his 25th anniversary in show business, the following tribute was read into the Congressional Record: “The lives throughout our land, as well as the lives of people throughout the corners of the world, have been enriched by the artistry and genius of Jule Styne.”